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Malabar Jr. by Cap'n'Bob - small - 1:48 - 30' gaff rigged yawl


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Cap'n'Bob

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Well here we go again.  As I said in my last build, the Admiral saw a picture of a yawl and said,

“Why don’t you make a model of that for me”. 

I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to say no to the Admiral.

 

Yawl.jpg

 

What boat is it?  I searched the web and I asked around, the wooden boat forum suggested that it might be the Malabar Jr.  

 

malabar jr.jpg        Malabar Jr.

 

The Malabar Jr. was designed by John Alden in 1924. There are many variations, originally a sloop with Marconi sails it was also built as a gaff sloop and as a yawl, both Marconi and gaff.  The cabin was also changed, most had square forward corners but some had rounded corners like in the painting.  

 

I was not able to find a picture of it as a gaff yawl, but the gaff sails would move the center of sail aft and it would require a longer bow sprit to move the jib forward to balance the sails.  So that agreed with the painting.

 

The only problem left was the shape of the bow.  In the painting the stem is more perpendicular where it meets the deck.  Then the word came from the Admiral.

”The painter probably took artistic license in painting the picture so why don’t you take modeling license?”

 

So unless someone out there can tell me what this yawl is, I plan to build the Malabar Jr. with a Cap’n’Bob bow.

 

Bob

 

 


Edited by Cap'n'Bob, 08 September 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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mtaylor

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Go for it!  There are variants in just about everything.  Who's to say you're right or wrong?


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Ooooooh that looks nice Bob, I will be following along with this one too.

 

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Thanks, Mark, then it’s a go.

 

Michael, at 1:48 the deck is 7.5 inches, I wish I had the room to make it larger like your cutter, I think it would look good on the water.  But then, being small it will be on a shelf where the Admiral can see it.  After all it is for her.

 

Bob


Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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I agree with Mark - y'all need to build this yawl!  The Admiral has spoken, you have a very good correlation in that set of plans - have a blast!  If this turns out at all as great as the Spray it will be worth watching from here in the cheap seats!


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Bob,

 

That looks like lots of fun! I wish I had time to build some of these models.

 

It looks like a Malabar Jr to me too. There are plans for it in "Fifty Wooden Boats: A Catalog of Building Plans, Vol.1"

 

The same book has plans for Alden's  Malabar 2 Schooner (42'). That's another one I'd like to build one day.

 

Thanks! I'm going to enjoy this build!

 

Harvey


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Hi Bob

 

That is a pretty boat, this will be interesting to follow.

 

Børge


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,

y'all need to build this yawl! 

Wayne, that's what she said too.  But she's not from the south.

 

Harvey,  I'm wanting to build a schooner also one of these days.  Always too many boats and not enough time.

 

Børge,  Pull up a chair.  I'm drawing plans now and should be making sawdust soon.

 

Bob


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Just catching up, Bob.  That's one very pretty yacht and will make a fine model!

 

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John,

 

Glad to know you're watching.

 

Bob


Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Cap'n'Bob,

 

That looks like a promising adventure! She has some lovely lines and as Wayne wrote: "The admiral has spoken" A very thorough argument. You should explain me some time what the 'south' has to do with the admirals remark ...


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Carl,

 

" y'all need to build this yawl! " 

 

" Y'all "  is a word usually heard in the southern states.

 

Bob


Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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Thanx Bob. Should have known ...


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Y'all is in the singular and all y'all is plural  :D  :D

 

Cheers all y'all,

 

 


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Y'all seem to know what y'all is talking about, Y'all.


Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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hey there Bob.....cute little vessel your about to build.   I took a look around......have you seen this:

 

MALABAR JR.

 

perhaps you could contact this guy........maybe save you a bit of work with some plans.


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Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed / semi scratch dual build

 

on the table:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
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Popeye,

 

Thanks for the site.  I missed that when I was searching.  I may have to contact him but a lot of the fun I have in scratch building is doing the design work.  That’s the engineer in me.  Give me a picture and maybe the lines of a boat.  That’s where I like to start.  Sometimes I only have pictures, then it really gets to be fun.

 

Bob


Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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I'll be watching for the start :)


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finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed / semi scratch dual build

 

on the table:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch


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I want to thank you all for your patience, but I decided I hadn't finished the dory build and unlike some I can't do two at a time.

 

Go see the dory at:

 

http://modelshipworl...ge-5#entry57310

 

Bob


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Every build is a learning experience.

 

Current build:  Two Edwardian launches

 

Completed builds:  US Coast Guard Pequot   Friendship-sloop,  Schooner Lettie-G.-Howard,   Spray,   Grand-Banks-dory

                                                a gaff rigged yawl,  HOGA (YT-146),  Int'l Dragon Class II

 

In the Gallary:   Catboat,   International-Dragon-Class,   Spray


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I saw it,  my friend........now with your mind clear....you can continue.   I'll look forward in seeing this build come alive....well done!


I yam wot I yam!


finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed / semi scratch dual build

 

on the table:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch





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